The pattern sections for all 6 of these quilts have been written, and sent off to my editor so she can start working on them behind the scenes!
7 out of 12 pattern sections have been written during my one month at home.
I wouldn’t call this month a “VACATION” But it has sure been nice to sleep in my own bed, work from my own studio, and have weekends at the cabin.
I'm more than half-way with the pattern sections! Can you hear me cheering??
Technical writing is NOT the fun part for me. I love the designing, the cutting the sewing, the quilting, the binding..the technical writing? Drudgery, really.
But a necessary drudgery, and it feels good when you know you did it, and did it well.
I really enjoyed my little side trip up to Virginia this week, and taking that time away from desk work was very much needed and a definite highlight.
This stack of quilts and everything I need to tape my online courses with Quiltmaker will be packed up and FedEx’d off this afternoon.
Two containers full!
I get these boxes at Home Depot, and they are fabulous. I can re-ship them again and again and again, and they are pretty much crush proof and water resistant. ((Unless you happen to submerge the whole thing in a swimming pool and let it sit there.)) I use zip-ties through the holes to secure the lid, and tape extra zip ties in a baggie to the inside of the lid for return shipping back to me. Just in case you are wondering how all of this is done from my end.
((In other words, all I’ve really seen this month is the front of my computer monitor and I don’t have anything else nifty to show you!))
More sample stuff!
I’ve got blocks made in progressive stages for demo purposes as well as strips for demo-cutting.
I like my own tools with me so I am including a new Companion Angle ruler, and Easy Angle Rulers in two sizes: 4 1/2’’ and 6 1/2’’ just to show the differences. A new Olfa Frosted 6’’ X 12’’ for doing my cutting demos, my own rotary cutter and my big scissors for de-boning shirts!
Did you know rulers are available in my store??
I’m trying to think of any nifty trick or help that would be great to share with online students, so I have also thrown in some of my yellow seam guide rulers, and a roll of Nexcare tape to help with ruler slippage.
I will be demo-ing on a Babylock Crescendo machine –and even though it may have a 1/4’’ foot, I still have to do a test for myself to be sure that it takes into consideration MY sewing and MY cutting, etc.
The thought of demo-ing on a machine I’ve never used before? SCARY! So this is how I put my own words to good use and test to make sure my units are coming out right – right on camera.
And Sadie knows that Mama is packing!
If I can get all of the class extras packaged up, and get this dropped off early enough this afternoon I’ll have some evening time for more of this:
I need 32 more sashings to reach my goal of 97!
The upper row is pinned in bundles of 10.
Easy to keep count that way!
Oh! And the Quiltmaker Sept/Oct issue Giveaway along with the Maywood Studios Flannel Fat Quarter Four Pack happens this evening!
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Have a great Sunday, everyone!